A real team with the right people + a compelling purpose + enabling structures = an effective team. In this lesson we will assess team structure and consider the conditions that enable the team to function effectively. Consider why a shared purpose, shared roles, and shared norms are critical to success and how to establish these conditions on leadership teams and coalitions.


  1. Explain why structure matters within a team or coalition.
  2. Discuss the importance of developing a real team with the right people, a shared purpose, and enabling team structures.
  3. Diagnose the challenges our teams and coalitions are facing.
  4. Establish the conditions to enable our teams and coalitions to function effectively.